Like me, I’m sure that all of you recognize the latest, and very predictable, presentation from the liberal playbook. First, create a crisis. Then use that crisis to whine that taxpayers don’t pour enough money down enough federal ratholes. The introduction of the deadly ebola virus, imported from West Africa by the Obama Regime’s deliberate refusal to shut down travel from the Hot Zone, is no exception. Only a couple of days after the death of the Liberian who lied his way into this country, Thomas Duncan, the liberals were running campaign ads accusing “Republican budget cuts” of “killing” people. The ads featured the ever-popular montages of dead bodies, somber music and voiceovers with ominous tones. Great video, Kids. The only problem is that there were no budget cuts, and those lying about that also neglected to mention that the evil Republicans that they accused of wanted to cut CDC budgets, had actually asked for more money for the CDC in their budget proposal than their messiah, Barack Hussein Obama, had.
Now, right on cue, as always, we get the rest of the story, as in, the liberals were lying about getting insufficient funds, and the liberals wasted the money they did receive on anything but what common sense would dictate that they spent it on.
From the Washington Times story, “CDC doled out $25 million in bonuses while blaming cuts for Ebola outbreak:”
Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007, carving out extra pay for themselves in tight federal budgetary times while blaming a lack of money for the Obama administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola outbreak.
U.S. taxpayers gave $6 billion in salaries and $25 million in bonuses to an elite corps of health care specialists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2007, according to data compiled by American Transparency’s OpenTheBooks.com, an online portal aggregating 1.3 billion lines of federal, state and local spending. The agency’s head count increased by 23 percent during that time, adding manpower and contributing to higher payrolls despite relatively flat funding.…
For using budgetary constraints as an excuse for its handling of Ebola while pocketing taxpayer-funded salaries and bonuses, the CDC wins this week’s Golden Hammer award, a distinction given by The Washington Times to highlight waste, fraud and abuse of tax dollars.
In addition, after the Sandy Hook murders, Obama issued an executive order granting the CDC $10 million to study “gun violence,” liberal code for trying to cook up more ways to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. That effort backfired, no pun intended, since the studies didn’t come to the conclusion Obama desired. Still those funds were spent on anything but disease prevention.
Another very important issue that the federal government spent our money on was an effort to address the following conundrum, included in the Department of Health and Human Services description of the grant: ” It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women. In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males. Despite clear evidence from descriptive epidemiologic research that sexual orientation and gender markedly pattern obesity disparities, there is almost no prospective, analytic epidemiologic research into the causes of these disparities.” In other words, why are so many lesbians so fat? As long as wedding gown designers will still make those strapless gowns that we see those 300-lb land whales wearing when they gleefully “marry” their Chaz Bono lookalike partners, why is this a problem?
They try to tell us they need more money. Of course they do. They are liberals.
The Left lies.